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For a few weeks we’ve suffered from a shortage of intersectional punditry, but now from The Lancet:

Centring sexual and reproductive health and justice in the global COVID-19 response
Kelli Stidham Hall
Goleen Samari
Samantha Garbers
Sara E Casey
Dazon Dixon Diallo
Miriam Orcutt
et al.

Published:April 11, 2020 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30801-1

Global responses to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic are converging with pervasive, existing sexual and reproductive health and justice inequities to disproportionately impact the health, wellbeing, and economic stability of women, girls, and vulnerable populations. People whose human rights are least protected are likely to experience unique difficulties from COVID-19. Women, girls, and marginalised groups are likely to carry a heavier burden of what will be the devastating downstream economic and social consequences of this pandemic. A sexual and reproductive health and justice framework—one that centres human rights, acknowledges intersecting injustices, recognises power structures, and unites across identities—is essential for monitoring and addressing the inequitable gender, health, and social effects of COVID-19.

 
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  1. Tell them to wash their hands.

    • LOL: HammerJack, MBlanc46
    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    But they're in the business of washing brains.
  2. “Women and minorities hit hardest”.

    Normalcy approaches.

  3. I am just very thankful that the President wasn’t so rash as to shut down the entire Intersectionality sector. It’s a very important part of our economy.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    Good one, AEN.
    , @Neoconned
    What i think is ironic is.....traditionally & in other countries women literally still rely on men for basic survival because rapists, agriculture etc

    It's only our weird society & a few weird Western or westernized societies where grocery stores, good supply chains, socialized nanny states, free health care, lesbian cops going after male women beaters, and a police entity that gets into your business every time a drunk pops his gf....thats all part if the nanny state western women use as substitutes for as Heartiste calls it "beta male provision."

    These ppl are just trying to secure their sinecure on the make-work racketeering wagon....
  4. my god–good one, Sailer

  5. The time is rapidly approaching, if it’s not here already, when we need to stop treating The Lancet as a serious medical journal.

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    The sad thing is that Lancet probably does still run some serious and scientifically useful papers but with dreck like this sprinkled in. It’s a combination of affirmative action and neo-Stalinism.
    AA in the sense that they are obligated to give space to people who do not have the intellectual horsepower and inclination to produce quality scientific work, but Lancet can use this sort of piece to somewhat balance their contents by ethnicity and sex.
    Stalinism in the sense that all institutions have to pay homage to the prevailing ideology or die. During the reign of Stalin perfectly valid science was being published, but every paper opened with a paean to the inspiration of Marxist-Leninist thought and the leadership of Comrade Stalin in the success of the work.
    This has pretty much infected all of academia.
    , @Hebrew National
    It already has a name that works as a joke.
  6. Our affirmative-action 95-IQ Surgeon General is an ok guy, despite the fact that he certainly killed some people when he spread the anti-mask lies and caused them to go viral. He recently spoke out to the brothas, telling them that they were dying at a much higher rate than the crackas, and he gave them some good advice–don’t drink too much, don’t hit the pipe too much… today at the White House press conference, a tightlipped Strong Black Woman took him to task for his offensive comments. I guess it’s official: better to let black people die than to offend them.

    • Replies: @Michelle
    I dunno, our surgeon general is handsome and looks good in a homemade mask. A 95 IQ is not that low, all things considered. Compared to the people I work with, he's a freaking genius. Besides, I think that our surgeon general is at least a 125 if not a 130 IQ, like Obama.
    , @Mr McKenna

    Strong Black Woman took him to task
     
    Never mind IQ, if he had any nads he would have shot back that black women need to do something about their weight problem before presuming to lecture others. That, I would have paid to see. C'mon now, he works for Trump--what does he have to lose?
    , @Louis Renault
    Yamiche Alcindor, PBS reporter and "political commentator" to /MSNBC/NBC. She told everyone on earth "some people" were offended by the Surgeon General's word choice. It took less than 3 minutes for "some people" to be so offended as to get PBS to speak out, thus proving to everyone just how much credibility the press deserves. That $25 million bail out to PBS is the best money we've spent this year.
    , @Miss Laura
    I thought it was the Surgeon General's saying "Call your Abuela, call your Big Momma, call your Pop-Pop" that offended her. She will be known from that moment forward as Big Momma. He handled it gracefully.
  7. Newark, NJ–April 10, 2020— Mayor Ras J. Baraka today asked “everyone to stay home” for a nearly complete shut-down of the City of Newark on Mondays to bring attention to the severity of the COVID-19 spread in the community and help slow the spread.

    Beginning this coming Monday, April 13, “Be Still Mondays” will happen each week for the next month.

    “We want to shut down the whole City,” Mayor Baraka said during his Thursday night Facebook Live briefing. “We’re sending out letters to all businesses asking them to close.

    The City would like businesses deemed “essential” by prior executive orders, such as food stores and pharmacies, to also close, as well as downtown corporations and manufacturing companies.

    The idea is to show community-wide solidarity in the face of the aggressive COVID-19 virus that is especially ravaging black and brown communities nationwide.

    https://www.rlsmedia.com/article/mayor-baraka-encouraging-full-city-shut-down-monday-fight-coronavirus

    • Replies: @vhrm


    The City would like businesses deemed “essential” by prior executive orders, such as food stores and pharmacies, to also close, as well as downtown corporations and manufacturing companies.

    The idea is to show community-wide solidarity in the face of the aggressive COVID-19 virus that is especially ravaging black and brown communities nationwide.
     


     
    If we prostrate ourselves before the COVID it will see our penance and take pity upon us!
    , @Alfa158
    The disease attacks the lungs and is spread by exhaling. Therefore, perhaps Mayor Rastafarian can ask Newarkers to demonstrate their solidarity with the victims by all holding their breath for one hour on each Monday of the week. He can call it the “Be Still Forever Hour”.
    , @Anon
    I have relative who works at the rutgers u hospital in Newark . They ran an internal hospital study where they tested the front line medical staff for covid and so many came back positive, but generally asyptomatic, that they now have a staff shortage. My relative, who did not participate in the study was exposed through her contacts with co workers but now can’t get tested because they don’t want to know (since she is not showing symptoms) and they need her to keep working although potentially she could be spreading it to patients. Fun times.
    , @Bugg
    H0w can you tell if a city is shut down when it defines urban blight on a daily basis?

    The only thing in Newark anyone cares about is the Prudential Center and the ice rink next door. And basically that's suburban white people that park right there, go in, either to to an event or to their kid's hockey or figure skating practice, and leave. The rest of it is a shithouse of epic proportions.
  8. This disease, like all misfortune, causes much more suffering among the victim classes than among the privileged.

    And that’s why: Social Engineers Are Essential Government Employees.

    Similarly, this is a disease from which People of Color will suffer disproportionately. You’re already seeing stories about this from the Mainstream.

    Note that no evidence is necessary for the above claims, because they follow axiomatically.

    Yes, this is a disease of the poor. Never mind the demographics showing that affluence and its habits, especially travel to Large Organized Party Scenes, correlates strongly with patterns of infection.

    If you hold yourself responsible to daily scans of this stuff, to see What Is Being Put Out Now,be sure and scan the Yahoo! News, which I call e-Pravda. Good mix of Party-line tales and tabloid trash.

    • Replies: @Hail

    this is a disease from which People of Color will suffer disproportionately. You’re already seeing stories about this from the Mainstream.
     
    Or, "Corona Jumps the Shark."

    Written earlier:

    [T]he media shoving “Blacks Hardest Hit by Corona” at us. One sign that the Corona Panic has already passed a “jumped the shark” point is that such stories started coming out.
     
    Intelligent Dasein comments:

    This.

    Nobody makes such quotidian hay out of something if they believe it’s an actual emergency, especially if they think it’s about to darken their own doorstep.

    I have also noticed more and more that those commenters from the peanut gallery who align themselves with CoronaPanic seems to be on a power trip. They are very eager to show themsleves on the side that (presently) holds the whip hand, and they’re getting that arrogant brogue in their voice.
     
    , @Neuday
    If the blacks stop partying the virus wins.
    , @Jack D

    Yes, this is a disease of the poor. Never mind the demographics showing that affluence and its habits, especially travel to Large Organized Party Scenes, correlates strongly with patterns of infection.
     
    This disease may have initially been spread globally by the affluent but yes, outside of the elderly it IS increasingly a disease of the poor and the black. They are the non-senior citizens with the most co-morbidities that transform Wuhan Virus from a bad cold to a fatal diseases in certain individuals. Overweight, diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, etc.

    https://data.buzzfeed.com/projects/2020-04-covid-disparities/chart-2020-04-09.png

    Blacks are also disproportionately involved in occupations that don't allow them to work from home and are the ones who are least likely to obey social distancing (or any other) laws and government recommendations.

    However, despite what unions are saying about bus drivers and retail clerks deserving combat pay for facing the public, this doesn't seem to be a primary vector. In Philly, 3 mass transit employees have died so far but they were all mechanics and did not interact with the public.

  9. Not surprisingly– The Virus is definitely RAYCISSSS and/or the dreaded YT is somehow involved to make it so: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/african-americans-disproportionately-affected-coronavirus-cdc-report-finds-n1179306

  10. New York Passes Bill to Prosecute Hate Crimes as Domestic Terrorism

    ‘The law was named after Josef Neumann, who lost his life to injuries sustained during a December anti-Semitic attack in Monsey”

    Danielle Ziri
    05.04.2020 | 14:03
    Haaretz

    Can’t let a good crisis go to waste.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    It's gonna be an AWESOME headline though: Hate Crimes Law Racist In Punishment!
    , @Joe Stalin
    Does that mean all those Black-on-Asian attacks will be escalated from "Crime" to "Hate Crime?"
  11. Could they have fit more public school girl’s names onto the byline of one article? It reads like a list of middling IQ career desperation.

  12. “People whose human rights are least protected are likely to experience unique difficulties from COVID-19. Women, girls, and marginalised groups are likely to carry a heavier burden of what will be the devastating downstream economic and social consequences of this pandemic.”

    But this opens up many employment opportunities for the marginalized and oppressed! (Frankly, these guys seem pretty cool and I’d pay the big bucks for them to carry my casket around a church three times.)

  13. Hail says: • Website
    @Jim Given
    This disease, like all misfortune, causes much more suffering among the victim classes than among the privileged.

    And that's why: Social Engineers Are Essential Government Employees.

    Similarly, this is a disease from which People of Color will suffer disproportionately. You're already seeing stories about this from the Mainstream.

    Note that no evidence is necessary for the above claims, because they follow axiomatically.

    Yes, this is a disease of the poor. Never mind the demographics showing that affluence and its habits, especially travel to Large Organized Party Scenes, correlates strongly with patterns of infection.

    If you hold yourself responsible to daily scans of this stuff, to see What Is Being Put Out Now,be sure and scan the Yahoo! News, which I call e-Pravda. Good mix of Party-line tales and tabloid trash.

    this is a disease from which People of Color will suffer disproportionately. You’re already seeing stories about this from the Mainstream.

    Or, “Corona Jumps the Shark.”

    Written earlier:

    [T]he media shoving “Blacks Hardest Hit by Corona” at us. One sign that the Corona Panic has already passed a “jumped the shark” point is that such stories started coming out.

    Intelligent Dasein comments:

    This.

    Nobody makes such quotidian hay out of something if they believe it’s an actual emergency, especially if they think it’s about to darken their own doorstep.

    I have also noticed more and more that those commenters from the peanut gallery who align themselves with CoronaPanic seems to be on a power trip. They are very eager to show themsleves on the side that (presently) holds the whip hand, and they’re getting that arrogant brogue in their voice.

  14. @CCZ
    Newark, NJ–April 10, 2020— Mayor Ras J. Baraka today asked “everyone to stay home” for a nearly complete shut-down of the City of Newark on Mondays to bring attention to the severity of the COVID-19 spread in the community and help slow the spread.

    Beginning this coming Monday, April 13, “Be Still Mondays” will happen each week for the next month.

    “We want to shut down the whole City,” Mayor Baraka said during his Thursday night Facebook Live briefing. “We’re sending out letters to all businesses asking them to close.

    The City would like businesses deemed “essential” by prior executive orders, such as food stores and pharmacies, to also close, as well as downtown corporations and manufacturing companies.

    The idea is to show community-wide solidarity in the face of the aggressive COVID-19 virus that is especially ravaging black and brown communities nationwide.

    https://www.rlsmedia.com/article/mayor-baraka-encouraging-full-city-shut-down-monday-fight-coronavirus

    The City would like businesses deemed “essential” by prior executive orders, such as food stores and pharmacies, to also close, as well as downtown corporations and manufacturing companies.

    The idea is to show community-wide solidarity in the face of the aggressive COVID-19 virus that is especially ravaging black and brown communities nationwide.

    If we prostrate ourselves before the COVID it will see our penance and take pity upon us!

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Remember the inchoate WH Press Corps fury, over Wyoming and Nebraska not being dictatorially locked down fast enough? You can't treat populous and rural areas differently-- that's not who we are. All must suffer. Volcano-sacrifice must be re-examined for equity. Not financial equity-- this is the new "equity" creed we proclaim since folks have begun tuning out the dead-horse of a word "equality" like blah-blah speech from the teachers in a Peanuts cartoon.

    If some grandees and ward heelers of northern New Jersey or Detroit are inconvenienced, then every swinging you-know-what in the whole effing state must be brought low. That's Justice. That is Civil Rights.

    Remember how 9/11 was going to usher in a national spiritual reawakening/death of irony? Hahahaha.
  15. Anonymous[425] • Disclaimer says:

    If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear a mask on your face…

  16. @CCZ
    Newark, NJ–April 10, 2020— Mayor Ras J. Baraka today asked “everyone to stay home” for a nearly complete shut-down of the City of Newark on Mondays to bring attention to the severity of the COVID-19 spread in the community and help slow the spread.

    Beginning this coming Monday, April 13, “Be Still Mondays” will happen each week for the next month.

    “We want to shut down the whole City,” Mayor Baraka said during his Thursday night Facebook Live briefing. “We’re sending out letters to all businesses asking them to close.

    The City would like businesses deemed “essential” by prior executive orders, such as food stores and pharmacies, to also close, as well as downtown corporations and manufacturing companies.

    The idea is to show community-wide solidarity in the face of the aggressive COVID-19 virus that is especially ravaging black and brown communities nationwide.

    https://www.rlsmedia.com/article/mayor-baraka-encouraging-full-city-shut-down-monday-fight-coronavirus

    The disease attacks the lungs and is spread by exhaling. Therefore, perhaps Mayor Rastafarian can ask Newarkers to demonstrate their solidarity with the victims by all holding their breath for one hour on each Monday of the week. He can call it the “Be Still Forever Hour”.

    • LOL: Dan Hayes
  17. Anon[188] • Disclaimer says:
    @CCZ
    Newark, NJ–April 10, 2020— Mayor Ras J. Baraka today asked “everyone to stay home” for a nearly complete shut-down of the City of Newark on Mondays to bring attention to the severity of the COVID-19 spread in the community and help slow the spread.

    Beginning this coming Monday, April 13, “Be Still Mondays” will happen each week for the next month.

    “We want to shut down the whole City,” Mayor Baraka said during his Thursday night Facebook Live briefing. “We’re sending out letters to all businesses asking them to close.

    The City would like businesses deemed “essential” by prior executive orders, such as food stores and pharmacies, to also close, as well as downtown corporations and manufacturing companies.

    The idea is to show community-wide solidarity in the face of the aggressive COVID-19 virus that is especially ravaging black and brown communities nationwide.

    https://www.rlsmedia.com/article/mayor-baraka-encouraging-full-city-shut-down-monday-fight-coronavirus

    I have relative who works at the rutgers u hospital in Newark . They ran an internal hospital study where they tested the front line medical staff for covid and so many came back positive, but generally asyptomatic, that they now have a staff shortage. My relative, who did not participate in the study was exposed through her contacts with co workers but now can’t get tested because they don’t want to know (since she is not showing symptoms) and they need her to keep working although potentially she could be spreading it to patients. Fun times.

    • Thanks: bomag
  18. Aren’t men dying of this thing at twice the rate of women??? Are disproportionate negative impacts for men ever an issue with these people? Are their misandry and sexism truly this colossal?

  19. Anonymous[240] • Disclaimer says:
    @vhrm


    The City would like businesses deemed “essential” by prior executive orders, such as food stores and pharmacies, to also close, as well as downtown corporations and manufacturing companies.

    The idea is to show community-wide solidarity in the face of the aggressive COVID-19 virus that is especially ravaging black and brown communities nationwide.
     


     
    If we prostrate ourselves before the COVID it will see our penance and take pity upon us!

    Remember the inchoate WH Press Corps fury, over Wyoming and Nebraska not being dictatorially locked down fast enough? You can’t treat populous and rural areas differently– that’s not who we are. All must suffer. Volcano-sacrifice must be re-examined for equity. Not financial equity– this is the new “equity” creed we proclaim since folks have begun tuning out the dead-horse of a word “equality” like blah-blah speech from the teachers in a Peanuts cartoon.

    If some grandees and ward heelers of northern New Jersey or Detroit are inconvenienced, then every swinging you-know-what in the whole effing state must be brought low. That’s Justice. That is Civil Rights.

    Remember how 9/11 was going to usher in a national spiritual reawakening/death of irony? Hahahaha.

    • Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "Remember the inchoate WH Press Corps fury, over Wyoming and Nebraska not being dictatorially locked down fast enough? You can’t treat populous and rural areas differently– that’s not who we are. All must suffer."

    Yup. And I heard Nancy Lugosi trying to shame Republican governors into committing economic suicide like Democratic governors have.

    I wish I could travel to a Repub state and enjoy CoronaHoax at my leisure.....

  20. @JimDandy
    Our affirmative-action 95-IQ Surgeon General is an ok guy, despite the fact that he certainly killed some people when he spread the anti-mask lies and caused them to go viral. He recently spoke out to the brothas, telling them that they were dying at a much higher rate than the crackas, and he gave them some good advice--don't drink too much, don't hit the pipe too much... today at the White House press conference, a tightlipped Strong Black Woman took him to task for his offensive comments. I guess it's official: better to let black people die than to offend them.

    I dunno, our surgeon general is handsome and looks good in a homemade mask. A 95 IQ is not that low, all things considered. Compared to the people I work with, he’s a freaking genius. Besides, I think that our surgeon general is at least a 125 if not a 130 IQ, like Obama.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    130? Fake news. Sad!
    , @Skyler the Weird
    Obama's IQ is not 130 but that of his scriptwriters are.
  21. This a great occasion to prevent a crisis from going to waste. Let them publish what they want. But if they’re not doing anything useful, order them out of the way of the people who are. People will figure it out soon enough.

  22. This Week @NASA has become This Fortnight @NASA on our Roku, but apparently is still This Week in other media. Their “vodcast”– whatever the hell that is– is still weekly:

    https://www.nasa.gov/mediacast/this-week-nasa-april-10-2020

    For the ultimate in white flight, you can’t beat the International Space Station:

    International Space Station gets three new crew members. Here’s why that matters

    Not very “intersectional”, are they?

    • Replies: @Lot
    Glad to see Jeff Bezos has kicked his steroid habit.
  23. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/10/opinion/coronavirus-america.html

    Notice a couple far left professor memes:

    “Precariat” – poor people

    “Settler-colonial” – handy term that lets SJWs attack Americans, Israelis, and white South Africans. Does not apply to Somalis taking over St. Cloud or Pakistanis taking over dozens of ancient cities in England.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    And this children, is why you don't allow in refugees- they turn into ungrateful f***s.
  24. @James Speaks
    Tell them to wash their hands.

    But they’re in the business of washing brains.

  25. Goleen Samari and Dazon Dixon Diallo.

    The only one missing is Rodney Dangerfield’s Dr Vinnie Boombatz:

  26. @JimDandy
    Our affirmative-action 95-IQ Surgeon General is an ok guy, despite the fact that he certainly killed some people when he spread the anti-mask lies and caused them to go viral. He recently spoke out to the brothas, telling them that they were dying at a much higher rate than the crackas, and he gave them some good advice--don't drink too much, don't hit the pipe too much... today at the White House press conference, a tightlipped Strong Black Woman took him to task for his offensive comments. I guess it's official: better to let black people die than to offend them.

    Strong Black Woman took him to task

    Never mind IQ, if he had any nads he would have shot back that black women need to do something about their weight problem before presuming to lecture others. That, I would have paid to see. C’mon now, he works for Trump–what does he have to lose?

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    I will ignore your hateful racism for now. But, yeah, being a total fatass is not currently categorized as a co-morbidity. I have witness some uncouth alt-pundits wondering aloud whether porkers will be told to keep on shelterin' during the early phases of America gettin' back to work. How dare they?
    , @Bardon Kaldian
    Weight? Hmmmm....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nzjiTQk9DQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fxji5xkXOA
  27. It’s all sort of like that old Gary Larson cartoon…

    WHAT WE SAY TO PEOPLE OF COLOR: The latest research indicates that the pathogen has multiple vectors of infection, so that minimizing social interaction is a best-practice prophylaxis.

    WHAT PEOPLE OF COLOR HEAR: Zibbidy zabbedy knock-knock whim-zam SLAVERY zadda zadda SLAVERY bibuddy buppety REPARATIONS zabbedy PROGRAMS yabbadayabbada SLAVERY zapputy zingzang REPARATIONS zimzam FREE STUFF whammalamma yipyop SLAVERY…….

  28. When the media started talking about the “disparate impact” of COVID-19 on Blacks barely a few days ago, I quipped to a relative of mine: “You know a crisis of any sort is past its use-by date when the media start doing the race card boogie-woogie.” Maybe there ought to be a law, “reductio ad racism”?

    The intersectionality/SJW crowd and its rhetoric truly don’t understand they’ve been “captured” (think “regulatory capture”) by global Big Capital, and that they’re the vanguard of nothing more than cheap wages and a confused, frightened, and increasingly impoverished public.

    Salaried elites of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your brains. (I do quippiness poorly, but that sort of leapt out at me.)

    • Agree: vhrm
  29. Just now assessing the death statistics through an intersectional lens. My key learning. We should forget hand washing and masks. And change our personal pronouns to she/her.

  30. @Reg Cæsar
    This Week @NASA has become This Fortnight @NASA on our Roku, but apparently is still This Week in other media. Their "vodcast"-- whatever the hell that is-- is still weekly:

    https://www.nasa.gov/mediacast/this-week-nasa-april-10-2020

    For the ultimate in white flight, you can't beat the International Space Station:

    International Space Station gets three new crew members. Here’s why that matters

    Not very "intersectional", are they?



    https://icdn7.digitaltrends.com/image/digitaltrends/iss-expedition-63-768x768.jpg

    Glad to see Jeff Bezos has kicked his steroid habit.

    • LOL: bomag
  31. Whatever happened to ribbons pinned to lapels?

    Ribbons (green if memory serves) caught the Atlanta Child Killer. Ribbons (red) stopped AIDS. Ribbons (pink, blue) stopped cancer. Why can’t ribbons stop COVID-19?

    • Replies: @Ancient Briton
    All Together Now: "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old CoV..."
  32. @Michelle
    I dunno, our surgeon general is handsome and looks good in a homemade mask. A 95 IQ is not that low, all things considered. Compared to the people I work with, he's a freaking genius. Besides, I think that our surgeon general is at least a 125 if not a 130 IQ, like Obama.

    130? Fake news. Sad!

  33. @Mr McKenna

    Strong Black Woman took him to task
     
    Never mind IQ, if he had any nads he would have shot back that black women need to do something about their weight problem before presuming to lecture others. That, I would have paid to see. C'mon now, he works for Trump--what does he have to lose?

    I will ignore your hateful racism for now. But, yeah, being a total fatass is not currently categorized as a co-morbidity. I have witness some uncouth alt-pundits wondering aloud whether porkers will be told to keep on shelterin’ during the early phases of America gettin’ back to work. How dare they?

  34. From a 2014 review of one of the cat parks featured in Tiger King, Netflix’s guided tour of the ailurophilic and erotic underbelly of America:

    Then posed with ponies and given treats to feed a camel with. The friendly camel will take the treat from your hand or mouth as their photographer takes pictures. I had to wonder if anyone had heard of MERS, a respiratory virus that just entered the U.S. from the Saudi Arabian peninsula and kills one third of its victims. Camels are thought to be the origin of the virus.

    https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g51753-d1832920-r204018992-Greater_Wynnewood_Exotic_Animal_Park-Wynnewood_Oklahoma.html

    Whatever happened to MERS? How’d we go from camels to bats?

    • Replies: @captflee
    Reg,

    MERS is still, I believe, on a back burner, culling some few dozens annually. If memory serves, it also had something to do with bats as well as with camels.

    My last job had me on a recurring tour of ME ports (Aqaba, Jeddah, Salalah, Jebel Ali, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, ad Dammam, Shuaiba, Shuwaikh, etc.), and the authorities in the Kingdom were very much spun up about MERS, particularly in 2014-15, with those in the UAE a bit less so. Never was excessively concerned for the crew, as MERS seemed to be pretty hard to transmit. Interaction with the locals was limited and manageable, with the omnipresent possibility of being flattened by a speeding Tahoe being much more of a deadly danger than a virus. "Liberty calls" aren't really a thing in KSA, certainly not in Jeddah, far too close to the Holy Places, and while technically permissible in Dammam, I never saw any of my crew venture down the ramp. Don't know where you served your Coastie days (other than Cypress Gardens), but assume some of it was shipboard, if so you can judge the enormity of that...when grizzled merchant seaman, with their preternatural ability to instantaneously sniff out vice can't be bothered to even try...
  35. Pretty funny that the statistics clearly show that men are more often victims than women of this virus yet the concern of the paper’s authors is for women and girls.

  36. Asking why are black people more affected is a very dangerous question when you are not ready to listen part of the answer ….

    I am astonished MSM wants to know. That shows they are really self persuaded by their full environemental thesis

    • Replies: @vhrm

    Asking why are black people more affected is a very dangerous question when you are not ready to listen part of the answer ….

    I am astonished MSM wants to know. That shows they are really self persuaded by their full environemental thesis

     

    Well, it would only be "dangerous" to The Narrative.

    In reality accepting the truth would set us all free from obsessing about gaps and blame so we can use that energy for something else.

    But they're not really asking anyway. It's just a rhetorical question and the answer is racism! They just want to tell us that some more like with every other "conversation about race" over the past decade or three.

  37. @GalenMD
    New York Passes Bill to Prosecute Hate Crimes as Domestic Terrorism

    'The law was named after Josef Neumann, who lost his life to injuries sustained during a December anti-Semitic attack in Monsey"

    Danielle Ziri
    05.04.2020 | 14:03
    Haaretz

    Can't let a good crisis go to waste.

    It’s gonna be an AWESOME headline though: Hate Crimes Law Racist In Punishment!

  38. @Lot
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/10/opinion/coronavirus-america.html

    Notice a couple far left professor memes:

    “Precariat” - poor people

    “Settler-colonial” - handy term that lets SJWs attack Americans, Israelis, and white South Africans. Does not apply to Somalis taking over St. Cloud or Pakistanis taking over dozens of ancient cities in England.

    And this children, is why you don’t allow in refugees- they turn into ungrateful f***s.

    • Agree: bomag
  39. Clearly COVID-19 hasn’t killed enough people yet.

    Can’t we declare them to be witches and burn them for good measure to stop COVID-19?

  40. “Scholars of Intersectionality Are Back on the Job”

    They never really left.

    Here’s the co-conspiring attempted assassins at the SPLC during peak pandemic slope a couple of weeks ago:

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/splc-releases-fear-mongering-hate-map-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    We can only hope that some day the SPLC will inadvertently hire the next Bernie Madoff to handle their money, and he'll spend every last cent of their $600m white genocide fund in Vegas before he's found out.
  41. “People whose human rights are least protected are likely to experience unique difficulties from COVID-19. Women, girls, and marginalised groups are likely to carry a heavier burden of what will be the devastating downstream economic and social consequences of this pandemic.”

    Is this even true?

    One of the only states to release demographic data is CA. (h/t AnonAnon)

    https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx

    Short version:
    Hispanics very under-represented among victims,
    Whites about average,
    Blacks slightly over-represented.
    Men over-represented compared to women.

    So no, The Lancet is lying.

    Asians are under-represented in cases but over-represented in deaths. So maybe WuFlu really is more hazardous to Asians, or (more likely) CA isn’t aware how many Asian illegals they have so they under-count their Asian population.

  42. @Mr McKenna

    Strong Black Woman took him to task
     
    Never mind IQ, if he had any nads he would have shot back that black women need to do something about their weight problem before presuming to lecture others. That, I would have paid to see. C'mon now, he works for Trump--what does he have to lose?

    Weight? Hmmmm….

  43. @Michelle
    I dunno, our surgeon general is handsome and looks good in a homemade mask. A 95 IQ is not that low, all things considered. Compared to the people I work with, he's a freaking genius. Besides, I think that our surgeon general is at least a 125 if not a 130 IQ, like Obama.

    Obama’s IQ is not 130 but that of his scriptwriters are.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    130's not anything to write home about.
    , @The Germ Theory of Disease
    It was always kind of hard to peg Obama's IQ because while he has an observable baseline intelligence (let's say 110 bare minimum) but is clearly not 160-plus either, the problem was always not whether he's a reasonably smart guy, the problem was that he is an ideologue who sincerely believes idiotic things that are demonstrably not true. And he doesn't believe stupid things because he's stupid, the way say Sandy Cortez does, he believes them because he's a racist and a True Believer.

    This makes it hard to guess what is intelligence (or not) from him, and what is guile, what is disingenuousness (does ANYBODY who gets into HLS /really/ sincerely believe Critical Race Theory?), what is naked power grabbing, and so on. Also he had lots of very smart advisers whose job was to make him look smart, and a lickspittle MSM who would paper it over when he didn't.

    Also zero paper trail, aside from that dopey book. But, smart enough not to leave a paper trail in the first place.

    Tough call.
  44. @JimDandy
    Our affirmative-action 95-IQ Surgeon General is an ok guy, despite the fact that he certainly killed some people when he spread the anti-mask lies and caused them to go viral. He recently spoke out to the brothas, telling them that they were dying at a much higher rate than the crackas, and he gave them some good advice--don't drink too much, don't hit the pipe too much... today at the White House press conference, a tightlipped Strong Black Woman took him to task for his offensive comments. I guess it's official: better to let black people die than to offend them.

    Yamiche Alcindor, PBS reporter and “political commentator” to /MSNBC/NBC. She told everyone on earth “some people” were offended by the Surgeon General’s word choice. It took less than 3 minutes for “some people” to be so offended as to get PBS to speak out, thus proving to everyone just how much credibility the press deserves. That $25 million bail out to PBS is the best money we’ve spent this year.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    I believe that was $75 million.
    , @Anonymous
    $25 million to bail out PBS; your tax dollars in action!
    Yamiche Alcindor is just an ungrateful AA mediocrity who more than likely pushed out a more qualified white (or Asian) applicant from her government subsidized job.
    To add insult to injury, she is the offspring of HAITIAN immigrants, not the descendant of antebellum Southern slaves.
    So. we. owe. her. nothing. (Not that we necessarily "owe" anything to our non-immigrant descended blacks either, but in her case it's just so ridiculous)
  45. @JimDandy
    Our affirmative-action 95-IQ Surgeon General is an ok guy, despite the fact that he certainly killed some people when he spread the anti-mask lies and caused them to go viral. He recently spoke out to the brothas, telling them that they were dying at a much higher rate than the crackas, and he gave them some good advice--don't drink too much, don't hit the pipe too much... today at the White House press conference, a tightlipped Strong Black Woman took him to task for his offensive comments. I guess it's official: better to let black people die than to offend them.

    I thought it was the Surgeon General’s saying “Call your Abuela, call your Big Momma, call your Pop-Pop” that offended her. She will be known from that moment forward as Big Momma. He handled it gracefully.

    • Replies: @Daniel Williams

    I thought it was the Surgeon General’s saying “Call your Abuela, call your Big Momma, call your Pop-Pop” that offended her. ... He handled it gracefully.
     
    I also think he handled it well by pretending to think she was criticizing him for his language. That obviously wasn’t her complaint.

    He said that blacks should stop doing certain things so that they could remain healthy for their family’s sake. The reporter was angry because he implied that blacks were in poor health for reasons other than racism.
    , @JimDandy
    That was part of it, but the fact that he thinks black lives matter was offensive, too:

    Responding to data showing that African American and Latino communities are being disproportionally impacted by coronavirus, Adams suggested during Friday's White House briefing that those communities abstain from high-risk behaviors during the pandemic, such as using tobacco, drugs, and consuming alcohol.

    In reporting Adams's remarks, Alcindor tweeted that "some will find this language offensive." Three minutes later — of course, without offering proof — she tweeted that "many found this language highly offensive."

    Then, when given the opportunity to ask a question at the briefing, Alcindor confronted Adams over his comments, again postulating that they had indicted outrage, yet offering no evidence to substantiate her claims.
  46. @Skyler the Weird
    Obama's IQ is not 130 but that of his scriptwriters are.

    130’s not anything to write home about.

  47. @CCZ
    Newark, NJ–April 10, 2020— Mayor Ras J. Baraka today asked “everyone to stay home” for a nearly complete shut-down of the City of Newark on Mondays to bring attention to the severity of the COVID-19 spread in the community and help slow the spread.

    Beginning this coming Monday, April 13, “Be Still Mondays” will happen each week for the next month.

    “We want to shut down the whole City,” Mayor Baraka said during his Thursday night Facebook Live briefing. “We’re sending out letters to all businesses asking them to close.

    The City would like businesses deemed “essential” by prior executive orders, such as food stores and pharmacies, to also close, as well as downtown corporations and manufacturing companies.

    The idea is to show community-wide solidarity in the face of the aggressive COVID-19 virus that is especially ravaging black and brown communities nationwide.

    https://www.rlsmedia.com/article/mayor-baraka-encouraging-full-city-shut-down-monday-fight-coronavirus

    H0w can you tell if a city is shut down when it defines urban blight on a daily basis?

    The only thing in Newark anyone cares about is the Prudential Center and the ice rink next door. And basically that’s suburban white people that park right there, go in, either to to an event or to their kid’s hockey or figure skating practice, and leave. The rest of it is a shithouse of epic proportions.

  48. @Skyler the Weird
    Obama's IQ is not 130 but that of his scriptwriters are.

    It was always kind of hard to peg Obama’s IQ because while he has an observable baseline intelligence (let’s say 110 bare minimum) but is clearly not 160-plus either, the problem was always not whether he’s a reasonably smart guy, the problem was that he is an ideologue who sincerely believes idiotic things that are demonstrably not true. And he doesn’t believe stupid things because he’s stupid, the way say Sandy Cortez does, he believes them because he’s a racist and a True Believer.

    This makes it hard to guess what is intelligence (or not) from him, and what is guile, what is disingenuousness (does ANYBODY who gets into HLS /really/ sincerely believe Critical Race Theory?), what is naked power grabbing, and so on. Also he had lots of very smart advisers whose job was to make him look smart, and a lickspittle MSM who would paper it over when he didn’t.

    Also zero paper trail, aside from that dopey book. But, smart enough not to leave a paper trail in the first place.

    Tough call.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    It was always kind of hard to peg Obama’s IQ because while he has an observable baseline intelligence (let’s say 110 bare minimum) but is clearly not 160-plus either, the problem was always not whether he’s a reasonably smart guy, the problem was that he is an ideologue who sincerely believes idiotic things that are demonstrably not true. And he doesn’t believe stupid things because he’s stupid, the way say Sandy Cortez does, he believes them because he’s a racist and a True Believer.
     
    As blacks go Obama was very smart. As Presidents go he was not the dumbest, but he was below average certainly.

    He is a racist, but we all are, in the way that we are carbon based, breathe an nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere and are, unless deluded, omnivorous. Owsley Stanley III ate no vegetables, Little Miss Muffett (both of 'em apparently, but mere seems more vocally militant on the issue) eats no critters, and Apollo astronauts lived in a 5 psi pure oxygen atmosphere for the duration, but those situations are as artificial and weird as the person who "doesn't see race".
  49. @Anonymous
    Remember the inchoate WH Press Corps fury, over Wyoming and Nebraska not being dictatorially locked down fast enough? You can't treat populous and rural areas differently-- that's not who we are. All must suffer. Volcano-sacrifice must be re-examined for equity. Not financial equity-- this is the new "equity" creed we proclaim since folks have begun tuning out the dead-horse of a word "equality" like blah-blah speech from the teachers in a Peanuts cartoon.

    If some grandees and ward heelers of northern New Jersey or Detroit are inconvenienced, then every swinging you-know-what in the whole effing state must be brought low. That's Justice. That is Civil Rights.

    Remember how 9/11 was going to usher in a national spiritual reawakening/death of irony? Hahahaha.

    “Remember the inchoate WH Press Corps fury, over Wyoming and Nebraska not being dictatorially locked down fast enough? You can’t treat populous and rural areas differently– that’s not who we are. All must suffer.”

    Yup. And I heard Nancy Lugosi trying to shame Republican governors into committing economic suicide like Democratic governors have.

    I wish I could travel to a Repub state and enjoy CoronaHoax at my leisure…..

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    pffft
  50. Women hardest hit because beauticians here are locked down. But you know what? My wife’s hair is actually looking better now that she can’t get her monthly chop job and Turner Movie Network colorization from her StuporCuts “stylist.”

  51. @Jim Given
    This disease, like all misfortune, causes much more suffering among the victim classes than among the privileged.

    And that's why: Social Engineers Are Essential Government Employees.

    Similarly, this is a disease from which People of Color will suffer disproportionately. You're already seeing stories about this from the Mainstream.

    Note that no evidence is necessary for the above claims, because they follow axiomatically.

    Yes, this is a disease of the poor. Never mind the demographics showing that affluence and its habits, especially travel to Large Organized Party Scenes, correlates strongly with patterns of infection.

    If you hold yourself responsible to daily scans of this stuff, to see What Is Being Put Out Now,be sure and scan the Yahoo! News, which I call e-Pravda. Good mix of Party-line tales and tabloid trash.

    If the blacks stop partying the virus wins.

  52. Speaking of reproductive rights, if there is any biological reproductive capacity remaining among this bunch, it needs to be summarily terminated with prejudice. The horrors of an intersectional train wreck involving alcohol and some stray semen are just too great to imagine.

  53. Stories like this write themselves. They are like mad libs. You just fill in the blanks:

    Global responses to __________ are converging with pervasive, existing sexual and reproductive health and justice inequities to disproportionately impact the health, wellbeing, and economic stability of women, girls, and vulnerable populations *. People whose human rights are least protected are likely to experience unique difficulties from __________. Women, girls, and marginalised groups are likely to carry a heavier burden of what will be the devastating downstream economic and social consequences of __________. A sexual and reproductive health and justice framework—one that centres human rights, acknowledges intersecting injustices, recognises power structures, and unites across identities—is essential for monitoring and addressing the inequitable gender, health, and social effects of _________.

    * you may also substitute “people of colour” here.

    • LOL: Daniel Williams
  54. @Louis Renault
    Yamiche Alcindor, PBS reporter and "political commentator" to /MSNBC/NBC. She told everyone on earth "some people" were offended by the Surgeon General's word choice. It took less than 3 minutes for "some people" to be so offended as to get PBS to speak out, thus proving to everyone just how much credibility the press deserves. That $25 million bail out to PBS is the best money we've spent this year.

    I believe that was $75 million.

  55. @Reg Cæsar
    From a 2014 review of one of the cat parks featured in Tiger King, Netflix's guided tour of the ailurophilic and erotic underbelly of America:

    Then posed with ponies and given treats to feed a camel with. The friendly camel will take the treat from your hand or mouth as their photographer takes pictures. I had to wonder if anyone had heard of MERS, a respiratory virus that just entered the U.S. from the Saudi Arabian peninsula and kills one third of its victims. Camels are thought to be the origin of the virus.

    https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g51753-d1832920-r204018992-Greater_Wynnewood_Exotic_Animal_Park-Wynnewood_Oklahoma.html
     
    Whatever happened to MERS? How'd we go from camels to bats?

    Reg,

    MERS is still, I believe, on a back burner, culling some few dozens annually. If memory serves, it also had something to do with bats as well as with camels.

    My last job had me on a recurring tour of ME ports (Aqaba, Jeddah, Salalah, Jebel Ali, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, ad Dammam, Shuaiba, Shuwaikh, etc.), and the authorities in the Kingdom were very much spun up about MERS, particularly in 2014-15, with those in the UAE a bit less so. Never was excessively concerned for the crew, as MERS seemed to be pretty hard to transmit. Interaction with the locals was limited and manageable, with the omnipresent possibility of being flattened by a speeding Tahoe being much more of a deadly danger than a virus. “Liberty calls” aren’t really a thing in KSA, certainly not in Jeddah, far too close to the Holy Places, and while technically permissible in Dammam, I never saw any of my crew venture down the ramp. Don’t know where you served your Coastie days (other than Cypress Gardens), but assume some of it was shipboard, if so you can judge the enormity of that…when grizzled merchant seaman, with their preternatural ability to instantaneously sniff out vice can’t be bothered to even try…

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Don’t know where you served your Coastie days (other than Cypress Gardens)
     
    Cypress Gardens? Never heard of the place, let alone been there. Other than a brief visit to Spartanburg as a child, the only thing I remember about the Palmetto State is South of the Border, and the palm readers' billboards outside Savannah.

    I've spent more time in Cuba than in South Carolina, albeit all at Gtmo.
  56. @Jim Given
    This disease, like all misfortune, causes much more suffering among the victim classes than among the privileged.

    And that's why: Social Engineers Are Essential Government Employees.

    Similarly, this is a disease from which People of Color will suffer disproportionately. You're already seeing stories about this from the Mainstream.

    Note that no evidence is necessary for the above claims, because they follow axiomatically.

    Yes, this is a disease of the poor. Never mind the demographics showing that affluence and its habits, especially travel to Large Organized Party Scenes, correlates strongly with patterns of infection.

    If you hold yourself responsible to daily scans of this stuff, to see What Is Being Put Out Now,be sure and scan the Yahoo! News, which I call e-Pravda. Good mix of Party-line tales and tabloid trash.

    Yes, this is a disease of the poor. Never mind the demographics showing that affluence and its habits, especially travel to Large Organized Party Scenes, correlates strongly with patterns of infection.

    This disease may have initially been spread globally by the affluent but yes, outside of the elderly it IS increasingly a disease of the poor and the black. They are the non-senior citizens with the most co-morbidities that transform Wuhan Virus from a bad cold to a fatal diseases in certain individuals. Overweight, diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, etc.

    Blacks are also disproportionately involved in occupations that don’t allow them to work from home and are the ones who are least likely to obey social distancing (or any other) laws and government recommendations.

    However, despite what unions are saying about bus drivers and retail clerks deserving combat pay for facing the public, this doesn’t seem to be a primary vector. In Philly, 3 mass transit employees have died so far but they were all mechanics and did not interact with the public.

  57. I see parasites struggling not to lose control of their habitat.

  58. @GalenMD
    New York Passes Bill to Prosecute Hate Crimes as Domestic Terrorism

    'The law was named after Josef Neumann, who lost his life to injuries sustained during a December anti-Semitic attack in Monsey"

    Danielle Ziri
    05.04.2020 | 14:03
    Haaretz

    Can't let a good crisis go to waste.

    Does that mean all those Black-on-Asian attacks will be escalated from “Crime” to “Hate Crime?”

  59. @Miss Laura
    I thought it was the Surgeon General's saying "Call your Abuela, call your Big Momma, call your Pop-Pop" that offended her. She will be known from that moment forward as Big Momma. He handled it gracefully.

    I thought it was the Surgeon General’s saying “Call your Abuela, call your Big Momma, call your Pop-Pop” that offended her. … He handled it gracefully.

    I also think he handled it well by pretending to think she was criticizing him for his language. That obviously wasn’t her complaint.

    He said that blacks should stop doing certain things so that they could remain healthy for their family’s sake. The reporter was angry because he implied that blacks were in poor health for reasons other than racism.

    • Replies: @James Speaks

    The reporter was angry because he implied that blacks were in poor health for reasons other than racism. for reasons other than racism.
     
    For the first time in recent memory, I actually favor the “it’s racist to blame blacks for self-defeating behavior” trope. The more often the plea to stop spreading the disease is repulsed as racist, the more effective the disease will be in reducing the irrational segment. This is Darwin in action.
  60. @HammerJack
    The time is rapidly approaching, if it's not here already, when we need to stop treating The Lancet as a serious medical journal.

    The sad thing is that Lancet probably does still run some serious and scientifically useful papers but with dreck like this sprinkled in. It’s a combination of affirmative action and neo-Stalinism.
    AA in the sense that they are obligated to give space to people who do not have the intellectual horsepower and inclination to produce quality scientific work, but Lancet can use this sort of piece to somewhat balance their contents by ethnicity and sex.
    Stalinism in the sense that all institutions have to pay homage to the prevailing ideology or die. During the reign of Stalin perfectly valid science was being published, but every paper opened with a paean to the inspiration of Marxist-Leninist thought and the leadership of Comrade Stalin in the success of the work.
    This has pretty much infected all of academia.

    • Replies: @CCZ
    Similarly:

    "Declining Med School Standards in a Time of Pandemic"

    "One sees the same line of argument in rhetoric from a group calling itself White Coats for Black Lives, or WC4BL. Founded in 2014, and modeled after the Black Panthers’ work in achieving equal healthcare access, WC4BL immediately demanded that med-school curricula include coursework in Black Studies and even intersectionality. Last year the group issued its second “Racial Justice Report Card,” which evaluated 17 medical schools through a social-justice lens. No medical school was graded higher than a B-. Harvard and Johns Hopkins received a C+. WC4BL told the Guardian that this signals a need for even more “robust” anti-racism training."

    https://quillette.com/2020/04/11/declining-med-school-standards-in-a-time-of-pandemic/
  61. @Alfa158
    The sad thing is that Lancet probably does still run some serious and scientifically useful papers but with dreck like this sprinkled in. It’s a combination of affirmative action and neo-Stalinism.
    AA in the sense that they are obligated to give space to people who do not have the intellectual horsepower and inclination to produce quality scientific work, but Lancet can use this sort of piece to somewhat balance their contents by ethnicity and sex.
    Stalinism in the sense that all institutions have to pay homage to the prevailing ideology or die. During the reign of Stalin perfectly valid science was being published, but every paper opened with a paean to the inspiration of Marxist-Leninist thought and the leadership of Comrade Stalin in the success of the work.
    This has pretty much infected all of academia.

    Similarly:

    “Declining Med School Standards in a Time of Pandemic”

    “One sees the same line of argument in rhetoric from a group calling itself White Coats for Black Lives, or WC4BL. Founded in 2014, and modeled after the Black Panthers’ work in achieving equal healthcare access, WC4BL immediately demanded that med-school curricula include coursework in Black Studies and even intersectionality. Last year the group issued its second “Racial Justice Report Card,” which evaluated 17 medical schools through a social-justice lens. No medical school was graded higher than a B-. Harvard and Johns Hopkins received a C+. WC4BL told the Guardian that this signals a need for even more “robust” anti-racism training.”

    https://quillette.com/2020/04/11/declining-med-school-standards-in-a-time-of-pandemic/

  62. Our country can only be saved if teach every child and adult in America the idea of multivariate causation.

    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
    To dream the impossible dream...
  63. @Jack Armstrong
    Whatever happened to ribbons pinned to lapels?

    Ribbons (green if memory serves) caught the Atlanta Child Killer. Ribbons (red) stopped AIDS. Ribbons (pink, blue) stopped cancer. Why can’t ribbons stop COVID-19?

    All Together Now: “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old CoV…”

  64. @Miss Laura
    I thought it was the Surgeon General's saying "Call your Abuela, call your Big Momma, call your Pop-Pop" that offended her. She will be known from that moment forward as Big Momma. He handled it gracefully.

    That was part of it, but the fact that he thinks black lives matter was offensive, too:

    Responding to data showing that African American and Latino communities are being disproportionally impacted by coronavirus, Adams suggested during Friday’s White House briefing that those communities abstain from high-risk behaviors during the pandemic, such as using tobacco, drugs, and consuming alcohol.

    In reporting Adams’s remarks, Alcindor tweeted that “some will find this language offensive.” Three minutes later — of course, without offering proof — she tweeted that “many found this language highly offensive.”

    Then, when given the opportunity to ask a question at the briefing, Alcindor confronted Adams over his comments, again postulating that they had indicted outrage, yet offering no evidence to substantiate her claims.

  65. @Almost Missouri

    "Scholars of Intersectionality Are Back on the Job"
     
    They never really left.

    Here's the co-conspiring attempted assassins at the SPLC during peak pandemic slope a couple of weeks ago:

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/splc-releases-fear-mongering-hate-map-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/

    We can only hope that some day the SPLC will inadvertently hire the next Bernie Madoff to handle their money, and he’ll spend every last cent of their $600m white genocide fund in Vegas before he’s found out.

  66. Anonymous[350] • Disclaimer says:
    @Louis Renault
    Yamiche Alcindor, PBS reporter and "political commentator" to /MSNBC/NBC. She told everyone on earth "some people" were offended by the Surgeon General's word choice. It took less than 3 minutes for "some people" to be so offended as to get PBS to speak out, thus proving to everyone just how much credibility the press deserves. That $25 million bail out to PBS is the best money we've spent this year.

    $25 million to bail out PBS; your tax dollars in action!
    Yamiche Alcindor is just an ungrateful AA mediocrity who more than likely pushed out a more qualified white (or Asian) applicant from her government subsidized job.
    To add insult to injury, she is the offspring of HAITIAN immigrants, not the descendant of antebellum Southern slaves.
    So. we. owe. her. nothing. (Not that we necessarily “owe” anything to our non-immigrant descended blacks either, but in her case it’s just so ridiculous)

  67. @HammerJack
    The time is rapidly approaching, if it's not here already, when we need to stop treating The Lancet as a serious medical journal.

    It already has a name that works as a joke.

  68. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "Remember the inchoate WH Press Corps fury, over Wyoming and Nebraska not being dictatorially locked down fast enough? You can’t treat populous and rural areas differently– that’s not who we are. All must suffer."

    Yup. And I heard Nancy Lugosi trying to shame Republican governors into committing economic suicide like Democratic governors have.

    I wish I could travel to a Repub state and enjoy CoronaHoax at my leisure.....

    pffft

  69. @Bruno
    Asking why are black people more affected is a very dangerous question when you are not ready to listen part of the answer ....

    I am astonished MSM wants to know. That shows they are really self persuaded by their full environemental thesis

    Asking why are black people more affected is a very dangerous question when you are not ready to listen part of the answer ….

    I am astonished MSM wants to know. That shows they are really self persuaded by their full environemental thesis

    Well, it would only be “dangerous” to The Narrative.

    In reality accepting the truth would set us all free from obsessing about gaps and blame so we can use that energy for something else.

    But they’re not really asking anyway. It’s just a rhetorical question and the answer is racism! They just want to tell us that some more like with every other “conversation about race” over the past decade or three.

  70. @New Dealer
    Our country can only be saved if teach every child and adult in America the idea of multivariate causation.

    To dream the impossible dream…

  71. I just want to touch their hair.

  72. @Daniel Williams

    I thought it was the Surgeon General’s saying “Call your Abuela, call your Big Momma, call your Pop-Pop” that offended her. ... He handled it gracefully.
     
    I also think he handled it well by pretending to think she was criticizing him for his language. That obviously wasn’t her complaint.

    He said that blacks should stop doing certain things so that they could remain healthy for their family’s sake. The reporter was angry because he implied that blacks were in poor health for reasons other than racism.

    The reporter was angry because he implied that blacks were in poor health for reasons other than racism. for reasons other than racism.

    For the first time in recent memory, I actually favor the “it’s racist to blame blacks for self-defeating behavior” trope. The more often the plea to stop spreading the disease is repulsed as racist, the more effective the disease will be in reducing the irrational segment. This is Darwin in action.

  73. @captflee
    Reg,

    MERS is still, I believe, on a back burner, culling some few dozens annually. If memory serves, it also had something to do with bats as well as with camels.

    My last job had me on a recurring tour of ME ports (Aqaba, Jeddah, Salalah, Jebel Ali, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, ad Dammam, Shuaiba, Shuwaikh, etc.), and the authorities in the Kingdom were very much spun up about MERS, particularly in 2014-15, with those in the UAE a bit less so. Never was excessively concerned for the crew, as MERS seemed to be pretty hard to transmit. Interaction with the locals was limited and manageable, with the omnipresent possibility of being flattened by a speeding Tahoe being much more of a deadly danger than a virus. "Liberty calls" aren't really a thing in KSA, certainly not in Jeddah, far too close to the Holy Places, and while technically permissible in Dammam, I never saw any of my crew venture down the ramp. Don't know where you served your Coastie days (other than Cypress Gardens), but assume some of it was shipboard, if so you can judge the enormity of that...when grizzled merchant seaman, with their preternatural ability to instantaneously sniff out vice can't be bothered to even try...

    Don’t know where you served your Coastie days (other than Cypress Gardens)

    Cypress Gardens? Never heard of the place, let alone been there. Other than a brief visit to Spartanburg as a child, the only thing I remember about the Palmetto State is South of the Border, and the palm readers’ billboards outside Savannah.

    I’ve spent more time in Cuba than in South Carolina, albeit all at Gtmo.

  74. Sorry, Cypress Gardens = NTC Orlando (for the foul smelling ground water erupting from the sprinkler heads). You can never tell where QM / SM grads will end up. One of my buddies was assigned to Kodiak as the USCG cop upon graduation.

    Gitmo was a joy, no?

  75. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease
    It was always kind of hard to peg Obama's IQ because while he has an observable baseline intelligence (let's say 110 bare minimum) but is clearly not 160-plus either, the problem was always not whether he's a reasonably smart guy, the problem was that he is an ideologue who sincerely believes idiotic things that are demonstrably not true. And he doesn't believe stupid things because he's stupid, the way say Sandy Cortez does, he believes them because he's a racist and a True Believer.

    This makes it hard to guess what is intelligence (or not) from him, and what is guile, what is disingenuousness (does ANYBODY who gets into HLS /really/ sincerely believe Critical Race Theory?), what is naked power grabbing, and so on. Also he had lots of very smart advisers whose job was to make him look smart, and a lickspittle MSM who would paper it over when he didn't.

    Also zero paper trail, aside from that dopey book. But, smart enough not to leave a paper trail in the first place.

    Tough call.

    It was always kind of hard to peg Obama’s IQ because while he has an observable baseline intelligence (let’s say 110 bare minimum) but is clearly not 160-plus either, the problem was always not whether he’s a reasonably smart guy, the problem was that he is an ideologue who sincerely believes idiotic things that are demonstrably not true. And he doesn’t believe stupid things because he’s stupid, the way say Sandy Cortez does, he believes them because he’s a racist and a True Believer.

    As blacks go Obama was very smart. As Presidents go he was not the dumbest, but he was below average certainly.

    He is a racist, but we all are, in the way that we are carbon based, breathe an nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere and are, unless deluded, omnivorous. Owsley Stanley III ate no vegetables, Little Miss Muffett (both of ’em apparently, but mere seems more vocally militant on the issue) eats no critters, and Apollo astronauts lived in a 5 psi pure oxygen atmosphere for the duration, but those situations are as artificial and weird as the person who “doesn’t see race”.

  76. @Achmed E. Newman
    I am just very thankful that the President wasn't so rash as to shut down the entire Intersectionality sector. It's a very important part of our economy.

    Good one, AEN.

  77. “women and girls”
    That’s a new one. What’s the difference?

  78. @Achmed E. Newman
    I am just very thankful that the President wasn't so rash as to shut down the entire Intersectionality sector. It's a very important part of our economy.

    What i think is ironic is…..traditionally & in other countries women literally still rely on men for basic survival because rapists, agriculture etc

    It’s only our weird society & a few weird Western or westernized societies where grocery stores, good supply chains, socialized nanny states, free health care, lesbian cops going after male women beaters, and a police entity that gets into your business every time a drunk pops his gf….thats all part if the nanny state western women use as substitutes for as Heartiste calls it “beta male provision.”

    These ppl are just trying to secure their sinecure on the make-work racketeering wagon….

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